Bevin asks for recanvass in Kentucky

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Kentucky’s Republican governor is broadly casting doubt on the results of Tuesday's election, with the unofficial tally showing him trailing Democrat Andy Beshear by just over 5,000 votes, or about four-tenths of a percentage point.

Speaking before reporters Wednesday night in Frankfort, the state capital, Bevin said his campaign would be seeking an official recanvass of the results — but it is also compiling evidence of “irregularities” in the voting process to be investigated.


“What we know is that there really are a number of irregularities,” he said, adding that “there’s more than a little bit of history of vote fraud in our state.”

Without providing details, Bevin cited “thousands of absentee ballots that were illegally counted,” reports of voters being “incorrectly turned away” from polling places and “a number of machines that didn’t work properly.” He said his campaign would provide more information as it is gathered, and he did not take questions from reporters.

The recanvass means Kentucky's 120 counties will check their voting machines and absentee ballots to ensure they were counted correctly, but they will not examine individual ballots. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said the recanvass will be conducted on Nov. 14. In his comments to reporters, Bevin also criticized Grimes for her role as the state’s top elections official. He was specifically bothered by Grimes telling CNN Tuesday night that Beshear had won the race and cited a number of scandals surrounding the outgoing Democratic officeholder, including the conviction of her father, Democratic powerbroker Jerry Lundergan, for illegally funding Grimes’ 2014 Senate campaign against Sen. Mitch McConnell.

There is a nuclear option for Bevin. As all the votes were counted Tuesday night, a prominent Kentucky Republican was reportedly floating the possibility that — should Bevin exhaust his options with the election authorities — the governor could contest the result with the state legislature, which is controlled by Republicans and could overrule the final vote count.

 
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This is just a forerunner of what we will see if the republicans lose close races, and Trump runs and is defeated in a close race in 2020. The republicans are so against ceding power to the democrats they will do anything to prevent that including standing by the most corrupt morally disgusting president in modern times.
 

boontito

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Are there 5,086 ballot irregularities to make the KY governor race a tie?
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Seems like a lot doesnt it? Not sure how KY does their absentee and provisional ballots though. They may not have all of them in yet.
Stands to reason that there would have to be even more than that when you consider that not every irregular ballot would be voting for just one candidate.
 
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He should leave it alone. The Repubs EASILY won the rest of the ticket in that state. Obviously they didn't care for him. No need to act like a Democrat and demand a Re-Count. Looks bad. Bevin should fold his tent and go home.
 
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Kentucky’s Republican governor is broadly casting doubt on the results of Tuesday's election, with the unofficial tally showing him trailing Democrat Andy Beshear by just over 5,000 votes, or about four-tenths of a percentage point.

Speaking before reporters Wednesday night in Frankfort, the state capital, Bevin said his campaign would be seeking an official recanvass of the results — but it is also compiling evidence of “irregularities” in the voting process to be investigated.


“What we know is that there really are a number of irregularities,” he said, adding that “there’s more than a little bit of history of vote fraud in our state.”

Without providing details, Bevin cited “thousands of absentee ballots that were illegally counted,” reports of voters being “incorrectly turned away” from polling places and “a number of machines that didn’t work properly.” He said his campaign would provide more information as it is gathered, and he did not take questions from reporters.

The recanvass means Kentucky's 120 counties will check their voting machines and absentee ballots to ensure they were counted correctly, but they will not examine individual ballots. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said the recanvass will be conducted on Nov. 14. In his comments to reporters, Bevin also criticized Grimes for her role as the state’s top elections official. He was specifically bothered by Grimes telling CNN Tuesday night that Beshear had won the race and cited a number of scandals surrounding the outgoing Democratic officeholder, including the conviction of her father, Democratic powerbroker Jerry Lundergan, for illegally funding Grimes’ 2014 Senate campaign against Sen. Mitch McConnell.

There is a nuclear option for Bevin. As all the votes were counted Tuesday night, a prominent Kentucky Republican was reportedly floating the possibility that — should Bevin exhaust his options with the election authorities — the governor could contest the result with the state legislature, which is controlled by Republicans and could overrule the final vote count.

If Republicans really don't care about bow bad they look to decent people, why don't they just sieze power by force!?! They could say that one of the poll workers was "biased."

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So, anything to not have to admit defeat no matter what it takes, huh? To invalidate the votes is the most egregious and Undemocratic process that the residents of Kentucky could ever be subjected to or be faced with and have to experience. That cannot be allowed to happen and the mere thought of the governor wanting to do that should have all people there up in arms. Why is it that Republicans do those things we just have to ask? Apparently they don't believe in fairness at all. Their bad.
 
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So, anything to not have to admit defeat no matter what it takes, huh? To invalidate the votes is the most egregious and Undemocratic process that the residents of Kentucky could ever be subjected to or be faced with and have to experience. That cannot be allowed to happen and the mere thought of the governor wanting to do that should have all people there up in arms. Why is it that Republicans do those things we just have to ask? Apparently they don't believe in fairness at all. Their bad.
WHAAAAT??????? After listening the Democrats BITCH for the last three years? After listening to them BITCH for 8 years of Bush? That is really funny. Let us see. Broward County ring any bells?